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Date: 2018-06-20

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MEC Donald Grant welcomes sentencing of Metrorail Train driver killers

20 Jun 2018, 3:15 pm

25 year prison sentences for Metrorail Train driver killers welcome

Justice has finally been served following the murder of Pieter “Piet” Botha on 11 July 2016. Judge Mark Sher handed down two 25 year sentences to Jathiem Hamid and Dorian Diedericks who were earlier convicted for the murder. This sentence follows the two young men’s conviction last month.

The two convicted murderers are said to be members of the notorious “Young Dixie Boys” gang.

Minister Zweli Mkhize hosts BRICS sectoral meeting, 28 Jun to 1 Jul

20 Jun 2018, 3:10 pm

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (COGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will host BRICS Ministers responsible for local government and disaster management as well as mayors and other local government practitioners under the auspices of the BRICS Friendship Cities and Local Government Cooperation Urbanisation Forum, in East London on 28 June through to the 1st of July this year. 

Minister Zweli Mkhize visits Free State Province in support of interventions in distressed municipalities, 22 Jun

20 Jun 2018, 2:52 pm

COGTA Minister to visit Free State Province in support of interventions in distressed municipalities

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize will undertake an oversight visit to Mangaung Municipality in the Free State Province on Friday 22 June, to engage the provincial government and municipalities on intervention programmes to support distressed and dysfunctional municipalities in the province.

Deputy President Mabuza addresses the Youth Economic Opportunities Imbizo in Ermelo, 23 Jun

20 Jun 2018, 2:46 pm

Deputy President Mabuza to address the Youth Economic Opportunities Imbizo in Ermelo, Mpumalanga

Deputy President David Mabuza will on Saturday, 23 June 2018, deliver the keynote address at the Youth Economic Opportunities Imbizo and Expo in Ermelo, in the Mpumalanga Province.
 
Led by the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, the Economic Opportunities Imbizo seeks to expose young people to the array of career and business opportunities available in government, its public entities as well as in the private sector.
 

Deputy Minister Andries Nel attends the Vision 2030 Summit, 20 to 21 Jun

20 Jun 2018, 2:44 pm

Deputy Minister Andries Nel to Attend the Vision 2030 Summit

Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel will on 20 June 2018, attend and address the Vision 2030 Summit to be held in Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. 

The summit was initially endorsed by the National Planning Commission whose objective is to  rally the nation around a common set of objectives and priorities to drive development over the longer term. The Commission advises government on cross- cutting issues that influence the long term development of South Africa.